rabbitanarchy14 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:29 am
here is one of my myths that i am getting tired of hearing. that it is hard or impossible to use a blade smaller than 3.5" to 4".
absolute and complete rubbish. if you are not able to use a normal size knife 3" or anything smaller you obviously started the myth.
will it work better for some applications yes, BUT NOT EVERYTHING. you can use a normal sized knife and do most things with it.
Especially since I said in the title already that I want to keep this thread positive:
If I would have ever heard of the "myth" you are describing, (quote) "that it is hard or impossible to use a blade smaller than 3.5" to 4" "
, I would have been one of the first to stand up against it, despite I am really a larger folder guy. So you are right, that would be a strong, negative (and untrue) myth!
But, at least on this forum, I can´t remember ever reading of that "myth"?? Since you get "tired"of hearing it", you certainly WILL have, but I am quite sure probably not here?
Again, as a larger folder guy, let me say: I think a longer blade is more universal and more usefull overall, no doubt. I also think that there is a lot of truth in the saying "a larger knife can do everything a smaller can´t, but not the other way round".
That being said (and being honest): MOST EDC-tasks one CAN indeed do with a smaller (3") blade as good as with a longer one! Plus in carry a shorter folder might be more comfortable, no doubt!
It´s just when I carry only one folder and I don´t know what the day will bring, a larger folder is the better choice for me.
I even LIKE to do cutting stuff with a very small folder, IF that folder is well designed and constructed. Not too long ago I even stated in another thread, that for fire making and bushcraft tasks I sometimes like to bring a larger fixed blade and my quite tiny Chaparral FRN. And that I find myself using the Chap MORE than the fixed blade then, cause I enjoy that little knife and its capabilities so much. Still, it could not be my ONLY knife for EVERY task in that scenario,b ut it is FAR from being (again quote) "hard or impossible to use...
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